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Friday, July 21, 2017

Omg this is good

F Spotify

So... I'd read about the dreaded 10,000-song library cap on Spotify accounts not too long ago, and I was thinking, "Damn, I gotta be getting close." And––sure enough––just this morning, I try to save some albums to my account and I get the above message inside the blue stripe. (Sidebar: Why blue? Should be a deathly red, because that's how it felt getting the cheeky, way-too-cute alarm.)

Look, Spotify is bad for about a 100 reasons. But despite/in spite of all of them, it was PRETTY GOOD and it had MOST OF THE MUSIC. That was always my bar. I'll gladly pay $10 a month to listen to MOST OF THE MUSIC on apps/players that both work and designed PRETTY GOOD. This was my policy. But I have my limits. The "Save Album" feature was crucial. Because, each and every week, I trick myself into thinking I have the time to listen to ~3-9 new records that come out, and I have Google Calendar system and everything, alerting me when said records are live in the wild. But now that I can't tag these records, I'm not sure what the hell I'm supposed to do.

And make no mistake about it, this is dumb. There is no reason for this cap. I'm not downloading 10,000 songs; I'm merely tagging them so they'll easily show up in my library. 10,000 could not be a more arbitrary number. Their stock response is basically, "Well not many people save that much music so... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ "

It really is infuriating and I'm currently ripping music off the Spotify web player on my laptop because fuck it. I'll probably cancel my account now too.

In happier tech news, I finally figured out to "hack" my kindle tablet to access the Google Play store so now I can download a bunch of time-wasting apps on that thing and free up some space on my iPhone. Hooray.